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First Year Service Project: Houseless Not Hopeless

Houseless Not HopelessEver want to volunteer or do more for the local community surrounding Monmouth University but you don’t know how? The First Year Service Project is the place for you!

The First Year Service Project is an on-campus organization which gives students the opportunity to serve their local communities by fighting poverty through a variety of activities including fundraisers, events, and food drives.

We are excited to be kicking the year off with one of our marque events, Houseless Not Hopeless.

Senior Student Coordinator Jennifer Ingegno, said, “Houseless Not Hopeless brings the Monmouth community together for an awareness event that puts students in the shoes of a homeless person.

The perspective I gained from that one night is something I hope we can give to the rest of the students here at Monmouth.” 

Students who have been at Monmouth may recognize this event by the cardboard box shelters that are set up on Shadow Lawn. The event invites students to spend the night living in a cardboard shelter that you create yourself. This gives students’ insight into the lives of the homeless.

Throughout the night students participate in several activities to help the local community. These include a scavenger hunt for school supplies and a Peanut Butter & Jelly relay.

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Sorority Spreads Awareness for Suicide Prevention Week

Suicde Prevention 1Monmouth University’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau held an event this past week honoring and spreading awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day. The organization hosted a bake sale, a vigil, and an ‘Awareness Day’ at the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. 

Alpha Sigma Tau’s many   events proved very successful, with all proceeds of the bake sale going to the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, located in Shrewsbury New Jersey.

Valentina Sanchez, a junior communication major, said, “We were able to raise three times more money than we did last year, so that’s pretty amazing.” 

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) is a non profit organization that provides counseling and other services to those who suffer from depression.

The MHA website states, “As an affiliate of the National Organization Mental Health America and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation, every day and in times of crisis.” 

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Monmouth Cinema Club: A Blockbuster Hit

Cinema ClubEver watch a movie and just want to talk about it for hours? Well Monmouth has the club for you. The Monmouth University Cinema Club is devoted to creating an exciting place for movie-lovers to meet and discuss what they love about cinema, and who better to run this club than one of the biggest film fans around.

Club President Julian Garcia started the club in the spring semester of 2015. He wanted to create an open and free environment where one could express their opinions, thoughts and theories about a wide variety of films. It became apparent that there was a great need for the club when attendance rose.

When asked about the success of the club Julian, a junior communication major, says, “Films have always been the greatest friends I could ask for and it is terrific to find people who think of movies in the same light.”

Under the guidence of professor Matt Lawrence  each month the cinema club board members choose distinguished filmmakers and dedicate an entire month to view their work.

During this month the Cinema Club chooses popular works by a director as well as less well known material from the director, which Julian Garcia believes allows for a complete in-depth look at the filmmaker.

September is dedicated to the films of Martin Scorsese and is sure to be a fan-favorite for attendees; starting off with his off beat sleeper hit, “After Hours” and continuing the month with his classics, “Good Fellas” and “Taxi Driver”.

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“I believe that faithfullness to these ideals will help me to live joyously and valiantly.” | Alyssa Tritschler's Senior Goodbye

“But especially do we thank thee for friends."


Senior Goodbye 1Monmouth University. You have been my home for the past four years, the best four years of my life. You have given me friendship, serenity, sisterhood, love, education, laughter, and so much happiness. From the moment I stepped on to this campus I knew I never wanted to leave. Now that time has come and it’s so hard to say goodbye. Over the years I have formed memories on every corner of this beautiful campus and I can’t help but stop and think about them as I walk towards the fountains, through the tunnel towards the residential side, or glance at Wilson Hall. Attending this school was my dream and to be able to say that I’ve reached it is so bittersweet. From eating Carlos omelets everyday freshmen and sophomore year, to shoving three people into a double room in Redwood 218, to throwing endless pregame parties in The Lawrence House, and getting stung every Thursday night, this is in fact, a goodbye.

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Alpha Omicron Pi Raises Money for Arthritis Research

From the court to the stage, Justin Robinson remains a campus celebrity after winning Alpha Omicron Pi’s “So You Think You Can Dance” competition.

So You Think You Can Dance raised over $1,300 for the Arthritis Research Foundation. Since the organization’s partnership with the Arthritis Foundation in 1967, Alpha Omicron Pi has raised over $3 million nationally.

“The whole concept of this event was very cool. The interactive wheel and improvisation aspect was different than other events we’ve seen and it kept it entertaining,” said Ali Hart, junior education student.

There was a massive colorful wheel on the screen that consisted of several different dance moves from over the years. Each contestant came onto the stage oblivious to what dance they would have to perform and spin the wheel. Once the wheel stopped spinning, a brief video of the selected dance would play and the contestant would then have to dance that move. 

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ON and OFF CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 4/13

MUPNA

The Monmouth University Professional Nurses Association (MUPNA) which includes all MU nursing students and is organized by the elected executive board, will be raising funds and collecting donations for this trip. 

MUPNA has created two donation boxes which are located in McAllan Hall (3rd floor School of Nursing Office) and Birch Hall (room 104).

They are looking for supplies to provide hygiene kits for the patients they will see in Haiti.  Hygiene kits include bars of soap, washcloths, toothpastes, toothbrushes, hand sanitizers, dental floss, and any other personal hygiene items.

Boom Roasted Productions

The Addams Family opens April 15th, 16th and 18th @ 8pm and April 17th @ 3pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from the MAC Box Office.

Monday night’s performance is currently SOLD OUT, so people should buy their tickets NOW!

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Monmouth University Fights Back at Relay for Life

MU Relay for Life 2016Students, faculty, friends, fighters, survivors, and loved ones filled the Multi-Purpose Activity Center (MAC) on Fri. April 1 for Monmouth University’s Relay for Life. Monmouth University has been hosting an American Cancer Society sponsored campus-wide Relay for Life event, along with the help of the Colleges against Cancer club on campus, to help fight back and find a cure for cancer.

The American Cancer Society website claims that the Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. The relay is an overnight event where participants “camp out”, listen to music, visit fundraising tables, and take turns walking around the MAC track to raise funds to fight cancer. This year’s theme was One World, One Hope, in honor of the national Relay for Life theme of Paint Your World Purple. The theme is to spread awareness of the available support and programs around the world from the ACS. The American Cancer Society’s slogan is “Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back.”

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Karaoke For A Cause Raises $2,100 For Autism Speaks

With Light It Up Blue week just around the corner, the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta at Monmouth University began their month of fundraising at their annual Karaoke for a Cause event on Wednesday Mar. 30, 2016.

Keith Lee, a junior political science major and brother of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, blew the crowd away with his performance of Neyo’s “So Sick” and secured his first place spot in the competition.

“All of the acts were really great and entertaining but Keith Lee really killed up there on stage and stole the hearts of everyone in the audience,” said senior education student Kathleen Fabio.

The event consisted of 10 acts from students in the Monmouth community. DJ Forest Taylor from Delta Tau Delta provided his musical expertise for the night while Maddie Conroy, Bryce Petracorro, and Paul Matt hosted. Matthew Cox from Phi Kappa Psi, Chris Carter from Delta Tau Delta, and Bri Musco were the judges for the night.

“The event went very well. The acts were amazing and I am so grateful for them to perform. Honestly I love this philanthropy and everything we do. I volunteered with children with autism so being philanthropy chair and organizing an event which raised around $2,100 is awesome and a privilege to be a part of,” said Kristen Kennett a sophomore heath studies student and the philanthropy chair for Alpha Xi Delta.

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ON and OFF CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 4/6

MUPNA

The Monmouth University Professional Nurses Association (MUPNA) which includes all MU nursing students and is organized by the elected executive board, will be raising funds and collecting donations for this trip.

MUPNA has created two donation boxes which are located in McAllan Hall (3rd floor School of Nursing Office) and Birch Hall (room 104).

They are looking for supplies to provide hygiene kits for the patients they will see in Haiti. Hygiene kits include bars of soap, washcloths, toothpastes, toothbrushes, hand sanitizers, dental floss, and any other personal hygiene items.

Please consider donating for this wonderful organization. We thank you for your help!

The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing for the student-run newspaper. Sections include News, Opinion, Politics, Lifestyles, Features, Entertainment, Club & Greek, and Sports. No prior experience is necessary. The Outlook fulfills practicum requirements for communication majors, however, being a communication major is not required to write for The Outlook.

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Monmouth Surf Club Spends Spring Break Overseas

MU Surf Club Spring BreakSpring break, time to leave.  Anywhere away from home.  It’s odd; no other time of year seems better fit for travel than March. Why deal with the half-spring/half-winter mode? Who needs the soggy ground and fluctuating temperatures that New Jersey provides during this month? There are nooks to be explored and crannies to be exploited.I suppose going overseas to party at a resort youwill never remember does count, although the travel being referenced here is more meaningful—a right of passage for many is the surf trip.

Since the dawn of time, surfers have searched for a perfect wave. Something about consolidating your life and throwing it into a board bag has a titillating allure. Who needs expensive hotels, five-star food or even deodorant for that matter? The boys of Monmouth Surf sure don’t. Their destination for this past spring break was none other than the surfing paradise of Puerto Rico.

Talk of travel to the Carribean Island started a few weeks into Monmouth’s spring semester, thoughts of exotic women and golden Medalla replaced those of upcoming midterms.But more importantly, the guys sought after scoring a perfect Puerto Rican wave.

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ON and OFF CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/30

MUPNA

The Monmouth University Professional Nurses Association (MUPNA) which includes all MU nursing students and is organized by the elected executive board, will be raising funds and collecting donations for this trip. 

MUPNA has created two donation boxes which are located in McAllan Hall (3rd floor School of Nursing Office) and Birch Hall (room 104).

They are looking for supplies to provide hygiene kits for the patients they will see in Haiti.  Hygiene kits include bars of soap, washcloths, toothpastes, toothbrushes, hand sanitizers, dental floss, and any other personal hygiene items.

Please consider donating for this wonderful organization. We thank you for your help!

Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club trips to Belleplain State Forest and Hudson Canyon are sold out. If you would like to sign up for the wait list, please contact either Joseph Grembowiec (s0950614@monmouth.edu) or Sean Foley (s0943326@monmouth.edu) The ODC will be hosting an Old Fashioned picnic on Sunday, April 3 from 11am to 3pm at Shark River Park! Food and games included!

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Contact Information

CAMPUS LOCATION
The Outlook
Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication 
and Instructional Technology (CCIT) Room 260, 2nd floor

MAILING ADDRESS
The Outlook
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764

Phone:(732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151
Email: outlook@monmouth.edu